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3 minutes ago, SFebes said:

I don't mind what he's saying, and think it's good he's making an appearance, but rumblings about him continue to grow behind the scenes and I'm a bit nervous about our situation (and unity) as a club to be completely honest.

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The one time in this interview where Bartlett had to suppress a smile was when he was questioned about a permanent home base.

Im not confident about much right now when talking about the MFC, but i reckon they are all over this.

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Last time I saw him he was playing for WC.  Must have aged a bit since then.

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I think Glen spoke honestly. What concerns me is whether he actually knows what the remedies are. 

To fall from 3rd to 17th in one season is more than a quick fix. 

Now whether a new fitness regime is the answer, we will find out soon enough. This needs to be sorted over Summer, there is no other course. 

We watch...

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7 minutes ago, Sir Why You Little said:

I think Glen spoke honestly. What concerns me is whether he actually knows what the remedies are. 

To fall from 3rd to 17th in one season is more than a quick fix. 

Now whether a new fitness regime is the answer, we will find out soon enough. This needs to be sorted over Summer, there is no other course. 

We watch...

In fairness SWYL he did say any remedies will be whole of club ones.

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4 minutes ago, loges said:

In fairness SWYL he did say any remedies will be whole of club ones.

Sorry. Not sure what you mean loges?

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1 minute ago, Sir Why You Little said:

Sorry. Not sure what you mean loges?

Not just relying on a new fitness regime to be the answer, in other words they are looking at everything.

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1 minute ago, loges said:

Not just relying on a new fitness regime to be the answer, in other words they are looking at everything.

Yes I know, and i question whether “they” are the people to do that job. Considering we have fallen so low, so quickly with the same people in charge. 

I firmly believe we still need an external review as soon as Round 23 is complete. 

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@Jack Russell my my..what a yappy little dog .

Strangely I'm  quite understanding  of how thinfs are...on these threads...the internet and the big bad world. Im not sure what horse you sit astride but the view must be quite special feom your illustrious position. 

Im easily  satisfied. A premiership will do fine. The current  malaise  and the joke of a football department causing it must be to your liking.  Bully to you sir I say...bully.

Plainly sarcasm is beyond  your reach. A pity  as this club provides endless material.

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I am a fan of this bloke, and have said it from early on in his tenure. Have a look at the the growth across the club under his presidency. Members, business model, sponsors, attracting quality footballers from other clubs, new facilities in the pipeline etc...

He was open about the entire footy program and actually sounds confident of the immediate future. Some really direct questions which he answered openly, if a little bit "straight bat" at times.. 

I am convinced our difficulties lie with the footy department, not the broader club:

  • Injuries
  • Preseason
  • Skills (no idea why the skills have declined so badly)
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12 minutes ago, Maldonboy38 said:

I am a fan of this bloke, and have said it from early on in his tenure. Have a look at the the growth across the club under his presidency. Members, business model, sponsors, attracting quality footballers from other clubs, new facilities in the pipeline etc...

He was open about the entire footy program and actually sounds confident of the immediate future. Some really direct questions which he answered openly, if a little bit "straight bat" at times.. 

I am convinced our difficulties lie with the footy department, not the broader club:

  • Injuries
  • Preseason
  • Skills (no idea why the skills have declined so badly)

Skills. Yes. Why are they so bad right across the board. This is the x factor along with fitness. 

Why have they been allowed to fall so low?

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12 minutes ago, Maldonboy38 said:

I am a fan of this bloke, and have said it from early on in his tenure. Have a look at the the growth across the club under his presidency. Members, business model, sponsors, attracting quality footballers from other clubs, new facilities in the pipeline etc...

He was open about the entire footy program and actually sounds confident of the immediate future. Some really direct questions which he answered openly, if a little bit "straight bat" at times.. 

I am convinced our difficulties lie with the footy department, not the broader club:

  • Injuries
  • Preseason
  • Skills (no idea why the skills have declined so badly)

It is easy to grow member and sponsor bases when the football team is trending upward. Every man and his dog wants to be part of a successful organisation. 

There will unquestionably be a massive loss of members this year and, even if the club manages to hide the true cost by signing up a few extra 3 game members, it is going to significantly affect the bottom line.

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Radical idea - perhaps our board are aware of our issues this year and have and are working to resolve them in a swift professional manner, but feel no need to flag these or set selves and supporters up with unrealistic expectations or feed the media circus..? 

This year we’ve re-organised our FD, and moved to improve our fitness area with a top level appointment. Presumably there’s more to come. 

I’m confident our admin is sound, professional, and (thankfully) not prone to the hysterical bone rattling dramatics and invective shown by some supporters.

Play on Mr President. 👏👏

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@PaulRB hope you're  right. Cold gloomy winters ahead otherwise 

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1 minute ago, PaulRB said:

Radical idea - perhaps our board are aware of our issues this year and have and are working to resolve them in a swift professional manner, but feel no need to flag these or set selves and supporters up with unrealistic expectations or feed the media circus..? 

This year we’ve re-organised our FD, and moved to improve our fitness area with a top level appointment. Presumably there’s more to come. 

I’m confident our admin is sound, professional, and (thankfully) not prone to the hysterical bone rattling dramatics and invective shown by some supporters.

Play on Mr President. 👏👏

I hope you're right 'Paul'...

My faith is a bit shaken, I'm sure they are doing the work behind the scenes.

I just hope they hit the right targets.

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2 minutes ago, rjay said:

I hope you're right 'Paul'...

My faith is a bit shaken, I'm sure they are doing the work behind the scenes.

I just hope they hit the right targets.

Same mob got us to a preliminary final less than a year ago.

Now is not the time to panic, or throw the baby out with the bath water, as they say. 

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45 minutes ago, PaulRB said:

Radical idea - perhaps our board are aware of our issues this year and have and are working to resolve them in a swift professional manner, but feel no need to flag these or set selves and supporters up with unrealistic expectations or feed the media circus..? 

This year we’ve re-organised our FD, and moved to improve our fitness area with a top level appointment. Presumably there’s more to come. 

I’m confident our admin is sound, professional, and (thankfully) not prone to the hysterical bone rattling dramatics and invective shown by some supporters.

Play on Mr President. 👏👏

Anyone that has worked in a corporate environment knows how little it's necessary for executives and the board to actually speak to stakeholders. As paying members we are stakeholders and it is reasonable that executive members speak at stakeholder events such as the AGM. However they pay the football department and co. do damage control and manage the club/organization. We've not quite reached danger zone where we need Bartlett or Pert to come out talking how disastrous it is and what is happening. The last time an executive did that it was Schwab and everyone quickly wanted him gone. PJ was often on the front foot but we were coming from such a far way back. This obsession people have with wanting to hear from board members and executives. The less you hear from them the better. A good exec knows when to speak. And if they do speak, it is optimal time to show leadership. We've not yet reached that point.

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47 minutes ago, PaulRB said:

Same mob got us to a preliminary final less than a year ago.

Now is not the time to panic, or throw the baby out with the bath water, as they say. 

My biggest concern is that they may overrate the list.

This is a cancer in football clubs.

My 2nd biggest concern is whether or not Goodwin is flexible enough to listen and make changes.

If we get these things right we will be ok.

We get the first one right the 2nd one can be fixed.

We get the first one wrong and we're screwed.

 

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1 hour ago, Sir Why You Little said:

Skills. Yes. Why are they so bad right across the board. This is the x factor along with fitness. 

Why have they been allowed to fall so low?

I reckon skills go hand in hand with fitness and preparation. This season feels to me as if we started the season well behind in terms of fitness and preparation, lacked the personnel to jag wins despite being a bit off and have constantly found ourselves 1 - 2 goals off the pace which has cost us at least 5 games. We've made hard work of everything for the last 18 weeks.

I reckon things can turn very quickly and we could very realistically be a contender next year. The issue is if we don't then the pressure will build quickly. 

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7 minutes ago, chookrat said:

I reckon skills go hand in hand with fitness and preparation. This season feels to me as if we started the season well behind in terms of fitness and preparation, lacked the personnel to jag wins despite being a bit off and have constantly found ourselves 1 - 2 goals off the pace which has cost us at least 5 games. We've made hard work of everything for the last 18 weeks.

I reckon things can turn very quickly and we could very realistically be a contender next year. The issue is if we don't then the pressure will build quickly. 

I hope you are right Chook. The main bit that worries me right now, is our skills are shocking early in the game and late. 

Maybe Misson has taken his finger off the pulse, even 1-2%, as he is leaving. 

It happens, when i decided to leave my job of many years, once the decision was made i wanted to go. It was old news. 

We will know fairly soon...

It will be a huge job to sell Memberships though...

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1 hour ago, PaulRB said:

Same mob got us to a preliminary final less than a year ago.

Now is not the time to panic, or throw the baby out with the bath water, as they say. 

I thought there was no bath water left, as some posters said our players had drunk it all.

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2 hours ago, SFebes said:

What a stupid title to this thread.

Further on in the thread Praha posted this which is spot on in the context of the Board and the club:

"....Anyone that has worked in a corporate environment knows how little it's necessary for executives and the board to actually speak to stakeholders. As paying members we are stakeholders and it is reasonable that executive members speak at stakeholder events such as the AGM. However they pay the football department and co. do damage control and manage the club/organisation. We've not quite reached danger zone where we need Bartlett or Pert to come out talking how disastrous it is and what is happening. The last time an executive did that it was Schwab and everyone quickly wanted him gone. PJ was often on the front foot but we were coming from such a far way back. This obsession people have with wanting to hear from board members and executives. The less you hear from them the better. A good exec knows when to speak. And if they do speak, it is optimal time to show leadership. We've not yet reached that point..."

Bartlett's a former Managing Partner of Clayton Utz - don't be fooled by the soft spoken style. He'll be tough  to get results.

Stanaway's intervene was excellent touching all points the members would want  and I loved the response to Garry Lyon's 'blip' view. He clearly understands nothing about stats and the medium term trend is up (at the minute) and 2019 has exposed cracks we all knew were there and can be fixed now rather than failing at the last hurdle again.

Bartlett acknowledged there are many things to fix but the Burgess appointment is a start.

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3 hours ago, Maldonboy38 said:

I am a fan of this bloke, and have said it from early on in his tenure. Have a look at the the growth across the club under his presidency. Members, business model, sponsors, attracting quality footballers from other clubs, new facilities in the pipeline etc...

He was open about the entire footy program and actually sounds confident of the immediate future. Some really direct questions which he answered openly, if a little bit "straight bat" at times.. 

I am convinced our difficulties lie with the footy department, not the broader club:

  • Injuries
  • Preseason
  • Skills (no idea why the skills have declined so badly)

I heard Viney on SEN this morning and in between the ummms and errs he was asked about skills and such. I was surprised but on reflection i agree that the issues were there last year. He stated that we made the 8 and continued a good late season run but the clangers weren't as obvious with a full list. He gave the impression the club was well aware of its limitations this area. This year they stick out again but with a lesser team, little or no confidence they are huge.

It would be worth looking back last year at our kicking efficiency and clanger count. Remember the games we weren't supposed to drop in 18 and the deplorable game in the prelim. I can see that this is not a sudden drop in footy skills which doesn't bode well for next season unless the fitness guru is a kicking (field & goal) and handball hitting targets guru. Or move on and trade out those who simply cannot hit a target

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He asked member/supporters to stick fat!  Well Glen we have stuck fat.  50 years of sticking fat, 12 years of mostly underperformance.  I am not in any rush to renew in 2020, I want to see what happens in off season first.  I need convincing that this club is ready to make finals next year.  I might just have a year like the club this year and underperform as a supporter!!!  Next years membership on ice for me ATM.

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